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James Hornby Archive

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  • 1854-2018

Personal papers of James Hornby 1870-1872; birth and death certificates for the Elton family; Letters, predominantly to Mary Hornby after James Hornby's death, 1896-1913; Press article 1900; Photographs of James Hornby, the Elton family and H...

Hornby, James, 1840-1902, horticulturalist

Diary of Operations in the Gardens of Heslington Hall

James Hornby's Diary of Operations covers August 1870 - June 1872, the first year and a half of his 32 year employment as Head Gardener at Heslington Hall. It showcases the beginning of the changes in the gardens at the Hall, beginning with a...

Hornby, James, 1840-1902, horticulturalist

Wedding party of unknown couple

The photograph shows a wedding party and guests. James Hornby appears at the left end of the back row, with Mary Hornby second from the right on the middle row. Annie Cupit is seated at the right-hand end of the front row.The two small photographs...

Sampler

An original embroidered sampler, made by ten-year-old Mary Cupit, and a modern reproduction of the sampler created in January 2018.

Formula to skeletonise leaves

A single sheet of notes containing Hornby's formula to skeletonise leaves. Skeletonising leaves was in vogue during Victorian times and involved soaking plant material, removing the fleshy parts and leaving the epidermis, or skeleton. James H...

Hornby, James, 1840-1902, horticulturalist

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